Live contemporary, popular music and folk music on Saturday 11th September from 3-7pm @ The Bottom Ship!!

The Ship Inn (Bottom Ship) at Porlock Weir – is hosting an afternoon of live contemporary, popular music and folk music on Saturday 11th September from 3-7pm.


This is a great opportunity to enjoy live music in a stunning location and a chance to get-together with friends and family and soak up the atmosphere of live music in the scenic setting of Porlock Weir.  

We will be treated to fabulous music from the following artists:

Fox Willow – original music from a close harmony group.

Jason – Singing contemporary songs you know.

Rob Craig – a fantastic Blues Player/Man.

Phil Garvey- a well known singer /songwriter that plays all over England.

Mo Scott – A local singer/songwriter.

Blythwood – singing contemporary and folk music.

Jonathan Fryer – A player from Glastonbury who sings folk and contemporary music.

We are very grateful to The Bottom Ship and the musicians who have offered to play and raise funds for The Visitor Centre.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Free admission.  

Donations to Porlock Visitor Centre

Full Council Meeting 10th November 2021

Good Morning Everyone

Please find below the Agenda for the Full Council Meeting to be held face to face in the Village Hall on the 10th November 2021. The meeting will begin a little earlier than usual at 7pm as we are being joined by Charlotte Wray and Graeme McVittie from Exmoor National Park.

Agenda 10th November 2021

In order to comply with the latest Government Legislation and to ensure the Health & Safety of the Members and Officers of the PPC, if you would like to attend this meeting as either public or press please advise the Clerk by email: or telephone 01643 863350 by 4pm Tuesday 09th November 2021.

If you have any questions at all please let me know.


Porlock Fun Run Monday 30th August 2021

Hello Everyone

Porlock Fun Run is to be held on Monday 30th August 2021 and volunteers are needed to assist with marshalling the event and admin helpers to process the runners paperwork before the run, if you have the time and would like to get involved please contact Kelly on 07773 377735 or email

Matt and Kelly will be at the recreation ground from 8:30am on the day to get things set up and it would be great to have all volunteers at the recreation ground no later than 10 am with the run starting at 11am.

Hope to see you there!!

PHSSG MEETING 20TH August 2021 @ 7PM

Hello Everyone,

Following the changes in legislation which took place on the 07th May 2021, the PHSSG, in line with Porlock Parish Council, will continue to meet remotely in an unofficial capacity until the health and safety of its Members and Officers can be assured.    The meetings shall remain open to the Public who are invited to participate, information shall continue to be published on the PPC website. All actions and decisions resulting from these meetings will be officially ratified at the first PHSSG face to face meeting.

The next meeting is to be held on the, 20th August 2021 at 7pm please find attached a list of the items to be discussed.


Please would anyone wishing to attend this Zoom meeting let the Group Administrator, Lesley Thornton, know by email to so she can assist with any technical issues before or on the night, and admit you to the meeting from the Zoom waiting room.

If you have any questions please contact the Clerk at Porlock Parish Council



Open Gardens

Keen gardeners will be showing off their green-fingered talents as they take part in the annual Porlock Open Gardens Weekend.

This year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August from 2-6pm, will give visitors the chance to explore gardens of all styles and sizes across the village.

There are many gardens open, all offering a chance for you to visit gardens which would not normally be open to the public.

There’s a wonderful variety of gardens from small cottage gardens, courtyard gardens, large wild gardens and gardens featuring unusual trees and shrubs. You can also view terraced gardens, gardens with ponds, gardens with water features and gardens with stunning views over the sea and moorland.

Please do come along and see the gardens but also take time to visit the many unique shops, pubs and tearooms in Porlock.

In addition to residents’ gardens, Dovery Manor Museum garden will be open to view and The Orchard at the Old School Building, accessed via the Jubilee and Millennium Garden, will be open. 

Plants will be available for sale at the old School Building.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the running of Porlock Visitor Centre.

Weekend tickets cost £7.50 per person – sorry but no dogs are permitted – and are available from Porlock Visitor Centre (Tel: 01643 863150), Gift and Candy and SPAR.